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The US version of the Sony UX Micro PC that will have the Cingular EDGE integration is now available for pre-order on the CompUSA online store.  The UX180P will set you back $1799.99 and shows a ship date of July 10.  The UX180P has a 1.2 […]

The US version of the Sony UX Micro PC that will have the Cingular EDGE integration is now available for pre-order on the CompUSA online store.  The UX180P will set you back $1799.99 and shows a ship date of July 10.  The UX180P has a 1.2 GHz Core Solo, 512 MB of memory, 30 GB hard drive and the 4.5” screen that I can attest is the brightest I have seen on any ultra-portable.  Dust off those credit cards and get cracking.

Sony at CompUSA

(via Fernando Miralles)

-jk

  1. How exactly does the WWAN work? Is there a slot for a SIM card or is the UX only allowed to work with Cingular?

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  2. it does take a SIM card:
    http://dynamism.com/ux/specs.shtml

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  3. It does take a SIM card, but it comes locked into Cingular. There is an unlocking procedure, described in detail in the link:

    http://www.iq.sony.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE?New,Kb=CISCV3,Company={46BFA530-E01F-4F7C-B98B-69C2AA06051B},Case=Obj(394991),TS=Externalv4,T=response_case.tem,VARSET_OBJ=394991,VARSET_TOP=TRUE,VARSET_QUERY=emailarticle,VARSET_MAX=TRUE,question=ref(QC):ord(1),question=ref(QB):ord(1)

    Several folks have switched to T-Mobile SIM cards in Sony devices without any problems. I have to wonder why Sony does not provide the devices unlocked to begin with….

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  4. What is the price for that Cingular service? Anyone know? Been using a Nokia 770, had three hotspots I was etherjecking off of, and apparently I was witnessed and now the hotspots are off the air! SIM cards have a new appeal to me!

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  5. Question: Can someone clarify whether or not the integrated EDGE is compatible with the new HSDPA “BroadbandConnect” that Cingular is rolling out? If so, I’ve read that Cingular is targeting end of ’06 for nation-wide rollout. If so, then that ‘might’ take the pain out of being forced to accept a Cingular contract in lieu of my existing Verizon EVDO account. – dg

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  6. Mike — I believe the price is $80/mo w/no contract, and $60/mo w/2 year contract. — dg

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  7. wow i had no idea you could disable the cingular sim. that might change things. eo or sony? arrgh.

    hey jk can you take kevin’s xv6700 and put the sim card in the sony? o wait. you guys don’t have the us version. so is this possible? running data from the xv6700′s card on the sony? is that any faster than using winmodem through the usb (not the bluetooth) for connectivity? i was already content with usb tethering so

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  8. The xv6700 does not have a sim card.

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